We practice catch and release. You are allowed to keep one trophy fish of each species.
Brook trout are exceedingly abundant in the Leaf River, with the most averaging from the 3 to 5 pounds. Most anglers choose to fish by wading the edges of the river, though you may fish from the boat if you prefer.
Fly fishing is the preferred method with daily hatches and incredible streamer fishing to be experienced. Leaf River brookies are aggressive, fight hard and boast beautiful colours.
Many anglers have the misconception that Lake trout, or Lakers, can be lazy and sluggish. On the Leaf, nothing could be further from the truth! Leaf River Lakers are vicious fish that seem to be part northern pike and part trout. Their ferocious hits seem more like a blast from a striped bass than a trout. Lakers are so vicious, they will eat 2 and 3 pound brook trout as you try to land them.
Leaf River Lakers frequently top 10 pounds and average 4 to 9 pounds.
Atlantic salmon fishing on the Leaf River is exceptional, there is an early run in June followed by a second run late July, or early August. We also have a run of big males in September during the hunting season. Salmon range from 8 to 20 pounds.
The secrets of the Leaf River are waiting for you. Black bears, ptarmigan, muskox, caribou, wolves. They join brook trout, lake trout and salmon of the Leaf River in offering unforgettable memories and incomparable fishing. Don’t forget your camera – photo opportunities abound!